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UHCOP Alumni, Friends Brave Weather to Raise Funds for PharmD Students at UHCOP Golf Classic June 5

UH College of Pharmacy alumni and friends took on Mother Nature and the Lakes course of Wildcat Golf Club June 5 to raise nearly $14,000 toward UHCOP Pharm.D. student scholarships and other areas of need at the 2017 UHCOP Golf Classic. 

Sponsors of the event were:

Gold — Jeff Harrison (Pharm.D. ’05) & Jennifer Harrison (Pharm.D. ’05), and Walgreens;

Silver — Brookshire Brothers;

Red & White — Doug Eikenburg, Donald Lackey (B.S. ’81), Kip Lackey & Pitney Bowes Foundation, LLW Consulting Inc., Randalls/Tom Thumb/Albertsons, and Jim Rutan (B.S. ’92); and

Cougar — Bruce Biundo, R.Ph. (B.S. ’61), Chi-Ngo Chen, (Pharm.D. ’02), Charles Kneip (B.S. ’92), and Kathy Ryan.

In addition, several individuals and businesses provided in-kind gifts as random drawing and putting contest raffle/door prizes: Beautiful Day Spa, Chipotle, Liz Coyle, Doug Eikenberg, Golf Galaxy, Houston Rockets, Kendra Scott Rice Village, Chip Lambert, Luxy Lashes and Skin, Pot Belly, Salata, Sweet Moment Nail and Pedi Spa, and Vincent Ford Custom Apparel.

Among the tournament winners and finalists were:

First place Low Gross team — Melchor Garza (B.S. ’92),Johnny Hargroue, Charles "Chuck" Kneip (B.S. ’92) and Jim Rutan (B.S. ’92);

Second place Low Gross team — Thomas Chen, Donald Lackey (B.S. ’81), Kip Lackey and Louis Williams;

First place Low Net — Clayton Boyd (Pharm.D. ’10), Frank Hawthorn, Paul Lott (B.S. ’84) and Frank Hawthorn;

Second place Low Net — Patrick Birney (M.S. ’14), David Curlee, Dan Metzen and Jimmy Washburn;

Closest to the Pin competition winner — Clayton Boyd (Pharm.D. ’10); and

Longest Drive competition winner — Pharm.D. student Sarah Theriault.

All proceeds from the 2017 tournament, which totaled $13,775, will fund student scholarships, travel awards to professional conferences, and other areas not funded by state allocations.